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MSc Renewable Energy and Clean Technology with Extended Research

MSc Renewable Energy and Clean Technology with Extended Research

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2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Renewable Energy Resources Energy Engineering Technology

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

The REACT course will provide you with a detailed understanding of the key renewable energy generation technologies and the factors which influence their exploitation.

It provides the foundations necessary to understand the principles of solar, wind, and marine energy technologies and also the knowledge required to understand: the efficient distribution of renewables; their integration into usage into zero carbon built infrastructure and to determine the economic and climate issues affecting the choice of renewable.

Prior to your Summer break at the end of year one, you will be allocated your dissertation project. You will meet with your supervisor to discuss your dissertation and agree on the exact topic - this step enables projects to be well-aligned with your interests and those of your supervisor. Your extended project takes place throughout semesters one and two of your second year,giving you the opportunity to devote yourself to investigating an engineering challenge, and developing research skills of relevance to either future academic studies or work in industry. Extended projects will be available focusing on material from across the taught content of the REaCT MSc. Assessment of the extended project include participation in a mini-conference (poster, academic paper and presentation), an extended abstract, and a dissertation.

Career opportunities

In completing this multidisciplinary course you will become highly employable in an area of technology which will be of dominant importance in this century. The course will provide with with all of the necessary skills required if you wish to continue to study for a PhD and contribute your own ideas to advance these key technologies. COVID-19 is changing how and when we use electrical energy, but electrical energy is still essential to society; to play, to work, to study, to shop, to cook, and for warmth. In 2019 the UK set a record for its power network being coal-free for 18 days and 6 hours, the longest period since 1882, and during this period, the renewable energy sector contributed 28% of our energy needs. From China to Chile, India to Indonesia, many countries across the world are making greater use of renewable energy sources, and have ambitious plans for increasing their use. Our graduates from REaCT (Renewable Energy and Clean Technology) are, and will continue to make their contribution to more efficient, lower-cost renewable energy technology, increased use of renewables, intelligent energy-efficient building design and advanced power system management and control. Come join REaCT, and make your contribution!


Provide an introduction to renewable technologies, with particular focus on the design of wind-turbines, tidal stream devices and wave devices. This will include both the design of these three types of renewable energy device and to model the conversion of environmental flows to mechanical power.

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Entry requirements

We require a good Upper Second Class Honours degree or international equivalent in any of the following: electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, physics, or equivalent scientific discipline which includes a significant mathematical or engineering content. Applicants will be considered with alternative qualifications who also have appropriate industrial experience. To progress to the second year of this course, we usually require performance at Distinction level. Students who do not meet the criteria to progress to the second year will instead graduate with the one-year Renewable Energy & Clean Technology MSc or an alternative appropriate qualification. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average with particular emphasis on relevant course units and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.